A Sermon on The Matrix, The Gospel and the US Congress

(click below to listen along) If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to…

My Interview with Terri Gross for NPR

“Lutheran Minister Preaches a Gospel of Love to Junkies, Drag Queens, and Outsiders” – Check out my NPR interview with Terry Gross for Fresh Air. Interview Highlights On why people are surprised she’s a pastor…

Free Preview Chapter from Accidental Saints!

Hey friends, I’m so excited that my new book, Accidental Saints; Finding God in All the Wrong People, comes out a week from today! You can pre-order and have it delivered to your door the…

Jesus Isn’t The Sears Wishbook

Click below to listen along….. Every single year when I was growing up, sometime in late Fall, our family, like so many other families in America, would receive an enormous catalog from a department store….

Sermon on how the good is so good and the bad is so useful

(click above the listen along) 3 days ago, someone who, up until then I thought was my friend, tagged a super unflattering photo of me on Facebook. In which, for some reason, I looked both…